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'Left 4 Dead' (ALL) System Requirements

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 5:48 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set in a modern day survival-horror universe, the co-operative gameplay of Left 4 Dead casts four "Survivors" in an epic struggle against hordes of swarming zombies and terrifying "Boss Infected" mutants.

'Crysis Warhead' Mod SDK in the Works

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 5:44 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

More brash and aggressive than his Delta Force squadmate Nomad, you'll experience Psycho’s parallel story during the events of the original, finding that life on the other side of the island is even more intense and explosive than you could have imagined. While the game itself did not include any mod tools, Crytek wants to reassure the community that an SDK is in the works, but did not give any timeframe.

'Divinity 2: Ego Draconis' (X360/PC) - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 5:35 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

In Divinity 2: Ego Draconis you will take on the role of a young Dragon Slayer and ultimately become a Dragon Knight, a legendary hero with unique abilities. Discover a detailed world full of twists and turns in which your actions can make a real difference.

Various Game Trailers #1441

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 5:26 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of game trailers was released. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are trailers for:

  • Dead Space [ALL] - Animation Dev Diary Trailer
  • Eternal Poison [PS2] - Trailer #2
  • FIFA 09 [PC] - New PC Features Trailer
  • Need for Speed Undercover [ALL] - Police Chase Trailer
  • Tom Clancy's EndWar [ALL] - WMD Briefing


  • We will update this throughout the day when new trailers become available. Read more for download links ...

'Shadow Assault Tenchu' Coming to XBLA, Achievements Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 5:21 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Revealed through Australia's OLFC weeks ago, Japanese magazine Famitsu confirms that From Software is bringing its Tenchu franchise to Xbox Live Arcade. Details are slim but Shadow Assault Tenchu is said to be coming to XBLA next month, for 800 Points, will be played from a top down view, much like the Bomberman series, and support multiplayer up to 4 players.

'Monster Lab' (NDS/Wii) - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 3:19 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Monster Lab is a blend between action & RPG, allowing you to compose your own fighter by mixing & matching various body parts, taking your creature out to fight others and upgrading as you move up the ladder.

PlayStation Store Gets WipEout HD, Mega Man 9, Addons, Demos, and Tracks

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 2:46 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Sony has rolled out new PlayStation Store content starting with WipEout HD ($19.99), Burnout Paradise ($29.99), GEON Emotions ($9.99), Mega Man 9 ($9.99), three addon packs for BUZZ! QuizTV ($7.99 and $5.99), Rush's Moving Pictures album ($10.99) and six additional tracks for Rock Band. There are also demos for Mega Man 9, NBA 09 The Inside and NBA Live 09, as well as the usual slew of game & movie trailers, PS3 themes and wallpapers.

'Blackshot' Enters Close Beta Test - Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 2:37 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

A militaristic FPS loaded with powerful weapons, lifelike characters and gritty environments, Blackshot’s intense multiplayer action will appeal to gamers of all skill levels. Fans can sign up for the closed beta test that will run from Sept. 30 to Oct. 5, 2008.

'Silent Hill: Homecoming' (ALL) Gets Banned Down Under

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 2:36 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Silent Hill: Homecoming is a psychological horror game thrusting players into a shadowy world of chaos and terror with atmospheric HD graphics, an all-new iconic and chilling soundtrack by Akira Yamaoka, and an original storyline that sheds new light on the desolate, fog-shrouded town of Silent Hill. The ridiculous Australian rating board OLFC has refused Konami's latest Silent Hill title a classification, banning it from release down under.

'Cryostasis' - 20 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 12:58 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Cryostasis is a first person horror/action game where you play a meteorologist caught inside the "North Wind," an old nuclear ice-breaker, frozen in the ice many years ago. This steel beast once fought for its country, but it fell into an ice trap as did every living thing onboard.

'NBA Live 09' (ALL) Demo on Xbox Live & PlayStation Network

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 12:31 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

NBA Live 09 sports new features like Pick and Roll Control, Defensive Lockdown Control, Signature Playcalling and Quickstrike Ankle-Breakers that will make the game experience fun from beginning to end. Additionally, NBA Live 09 takes you to training camp with the NBA Academy that gives you a chance to hone your skills.

'Banjo-Kazooie' (XBLA) - 16 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 12:25 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

As part of the Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts pre-order incentives, fans will receive a redeem token to unlock the famous bear and bird duo's original adventure on Xbox Live Arcade two weeks before its public launch on Nov. 26, 2008 (1200 points). Also included in the XBLA package is Stop N’ Swop, a feature that allows you to unlock content in Nuts & Bolts based on your achievements.

'Burnout Paradise' (PS3/X360) Rolls Out Trophy Pack

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 12:22 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buckle up and prepare to unleash anarchy in the ultimate burner’s paradise as Burnout Paradise gives players license to wreak havoc in Paradise City, the ultimate seamless racing battleground with a massive infrastructure of traffic-heavy roads to abuse. After releasing the Bikes Pack (adding bikes, new modes, challenges, locations, as well as a night-time setting) Criterion has now also added trophies to the PS3 edition.

'Skate 2' (PS3/X360) - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 12:17 p.m. PDT | Filed under News

Set five years after the original, San Vanelona's been rebuild after it was hit by a natural disaster. Equipped with double the bag of tricks, gamers are tasked to rebuild their career and revive the New San Vanelona skate scene.

'Call of Duty: World at War' (ALL) Collector's Edition Revealed

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 11:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Call of Duty: World at War completely changes the rules of engagement by redefining WWII gaming and thrusting players into the final tension-filled, unforgiving battles against a new ferocious enemy in the most dangerous and suspenseful action ever seen.The Coll. Ed. comes in a tin box (with room for additional games) a canteen, and unlock codes for a FG 42 Machine Gun, a multiplayer VIP status tag, and an exclusive double experience week.

'Damnation' (PS3/X360/PC) - 5 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 11:19 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Damnation features open environments, frenetic combat, daredevil acrobatics and high-octane vehicle-based stunts. Presenting players with an intense test of reflexes, quick thinking and rapid-fire conflict, Damnation will feature vast landscapes, each covering miles of distance and thousands of vertical feet.

Thursday, September 25, 2008 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 11:05 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Another day, another batch of games shipped to stores. Instead of giving them all their own posts, we grouped them, and so far there are announcements for:

'Chronostorm: Siberian Strike' - 9 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 10:50 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Buka's Chronostorm: Siberian Strike, developed by Ulysses Games, is a dynamic RTS game about the hot battles that could happen in the near future at the eastern boarders of Russia.

'Global Agenda' Making Its Public Debut At Cancer Benefit Event

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 10:36 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

A departure from the traditional online settings of high fantasy, outer space, or military, Global Agenda is a fast-paced action MMO using Unreal Engine 3 set in Earth’s near future, a spy-fi world of advanced technology and player-driven conflict.

Bungie Hints At New 'Halo 3' (X360) Campaign In Teaser Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 9:54 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Bungie has finally revealed the first, scant, details about their next project. While mostly a teaser, the trailer shows Orbital Shock Drop Troopers, aka helljumpers, raining down on Lumumba. While the trailer only sports a Halo 3 logo, the Xbox Live Marketplace tags it as "High action and deep mystery await players in this new Halo 3 campaign experience." with a hidden Jan. 6, 2009 date. If this is the same project as the pulled E3 presentation, this could be the first signs of the rumored Halo Recon game. Said to be a mix between Gears of War and Ghost Recon, it follows the bloody, violent, and grim exploits of a squad of colonial marines vs. the Covenant.

'Runes of Magic' Dust Devil Canyon Unveiled - New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 9:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

With an extensive range of features Runes of Magic prepares to redefine the standard of free-to-play MMO games. Even at the beginning Runes of Magic conveys its absorbing story in over 600 quests embedded in an atmospheric world.

'Luminous Arc 2' (NDS) Meet the Heroes

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 9:16 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Luminous Arc 2 is an epic strategy RPG loaded to the brim with content, including a wealth of new characters (and the return of a few favorites), hand drawn graphics, a score from composer Yasunori Mitsuda‘s Procyon Studio, local and online multiplayer support, multiple endings, a redesigned user interface, etc...

'Unreal Tournament 3' (PS3) Gets Title Update #2 - Details

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 8:35 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In UT3, you assume the role of a futuristic warrior engaged in contests of intense shooting battles against skilled opponents, controlled by human contestants online or by AI, fought with the most powerful sci-fi weapons and vehicles. More than 6 months after the first patch, Epic has released a new title update addressing plenty of issues.

'Diabolik: Original Sin' (ALL) - 4 New Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 8:29 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Diabolik: Original Sin is a 3D point 'n' click stealth-adventure game with a new, innovative real time game system that manages to be faithful to the classic genre of graphical adventures in works over at Italian dev. studio Artematica.

PC Preview - 'Sacred 2: Fallen Angel'

by Tony "OUberLord" Mitera on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 8:23 a.m. PDT | Filed under Previews

Sacred 2 is a action-oriented deep fantasy RPG where players are immersed in an epic journey through the medieval-like kingdom of Ancaria featuring pitched battles and a wide range of enticing quests.

'Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training' (NDS) Improves Math And Concentration

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 8:11 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

UK based organization Learning and Teaching Scotland carried out an analysis of the effect of Nintendo's Dr. Kawashima's Brain Training on pupils' math ability, and found a daily dose of the video game improved pupils' attainment in maths and their concentration and behavior levels.

'Crazy Mini Golf' (Wii) Goes Gold

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 8:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Crazy Mini Golf; known the world over as the thing you do when you’re at the seaside, when the kids are bored or when adults have had far too many drinks and see themselves as the next Tiger Woods………

Xbox 360 Review - 'NHL 2K9'

by Jesse Littlefield on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 8:08 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

NHL 2K9 will offer fans the opportunity to play like the pros using the Wii Remote controller as a hockey stick, and play hockey in a wholly unique experience like never before.

Wii Review - 'Cosmic Family'

by Dustin Chadwell on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 8:02 a.m. PDT | Filed under Reviews

Cosmic Family is a space adventure geared toward young children for the Wii and developed by Ubisoft's Barcelona studio. By simply pointing their Wii Remote, players will embark on an interactive tour of the Cosmic Family's action-packed rocket.

Play 'Gears of War 2' (X360) Early At Best Buy's Games, Gear and Gadgets Tour

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 7:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Gears of War 2 picks up six months after the events of the original, thrusting players back into humankind's epic battle for survival against a nightmarish force of underground creatures known as the Locust Horde. Starting Sept. 29 students will have the chance to play GoW 2 early during the 6 weeks BEST BUY G3 Tour, hitting colleges and universities across the country.

3D Gesture Technology Removes Need for Controller

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 7:52 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

3D gesture recognition software developer Softkinetic is collaborating with EA at WIRED NextFest to show off a new gesture-based gaming experience that allows users to simulate shooting a basket against a professional basketball player.

'Tenchu 4' (Wii) - 4 New Screens

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 7:46 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Tenchu 4 will use the Wii Remote to fight, dash, jump and kill like a true ninja. Players will continue the saga of Rikimaru and Ayame, elite ninjas who must use their lethal skills to keep the peace in feudal Japan.

'Dead Space' (ALL) Gets $150 Limited Edition

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 7:45 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the bold and often-bloody Dead Space, gamers will step into a third-person sci-fi survival horror experience that promises to deliver the ultimate in psychological thrills and gruesome action. For the $150 however you get the game, special Ultra Limited Edition packaging, Dead Space Downfall animated movie, bonus content DVD, lithograph art, 97-pg art book, 160-pg graphic novel, and a Ishimura crew patch.

'Madden NFL 09' (ALL) Gets Title Update #2

by Rainier on Sept. 25, 2008 @ 7:40 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Madden NFL 09 marks the 20th anniversary of the franchises, and features adaptable gameplay tailored to every type of gamer, online enhancements and a broadcast style presentation delivering an authentic NFL experience. EA has release a new patch for the PS3/X360 editions of the game, fixing various glitches ...